|The model -
The third issue of the Buses Model Guy Arab single-decker was announced,
and released, in March 2001. This casting has not been used since. Best
Choose have since issued a model of similar bus HK4215 in it's earlier bus livery,
and featuring it's original exposed radiator - see 02011.
- Delivered new in June 1955, HK 4212 was one of a batch of ten short wheelbase
Guy Arabs with Metal Sections bodywork.
A photograph of this vehicle, taken in 1974, appears in Mike Davis's excellent book 'Hong
Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years'.
The photograph shows the bus with it's original exposed radiator
and at the time was being used as a staff bus. It was withdrawn in
1976, finding subsequent use as a
towing vehicle, and carrying the yellow and blue livery of the model
and having had a Birmingham style tin front fitted. My thanks to Donald Hudson and SCT'61 for allowing me to share the photograph below.